Max Scherzer strikes out 20, Twitter reacts


Max Scherzer struck out 20 Tigers’ batters on Wednesday and Twitter reacted accordingly.

Max Scherzer dominated his former team, the Detroit Tigers, on Wednesday evening and tied a MLB record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game.

Joining the likes of Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood, Scherzer is in great company when it comes to ringing up opponents. Randy Johnson also struck out 20 batters, but that was in an extra inning game.

Not only was his strikeout total impressive, but his strike-to-ball ratio was fantastic. In fact, Scherzer threw 119 pitches and just 23 were outside of the strike zone. Sure, he had a little help from the home plate umpire, but his stuff was just filthy.

Not many guys can do what Max did, and against a former team, nonetheless. Max played five seasons for the Tigers, winning the AL Cy Young once and earning two All-Star Game invites.

After a rough start against the Chicago Cubs in which he gave up seven runs and got the loss, Scherzer rebounded nicely as he helped the Nationals beat the Tiger 3-2 on a night in which his offense wasn’t exactly giving him a ton of support.

The Tigers have to feel a little slighted that they had to face Scherzer in one of the best games of his career in which he just couldn’t miss the strike zone, it seemed. Who else could make Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera look foolish with each swing?

Washington will hope that Scherzer can build on this momentum through the rest of the year, leading the Nats to the playoffs.

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